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    Designs by Lyn is having a CRAZY Summer Sale right now

    http://www.designsbylyn.com/ Well, I am officially broke, LOL! Now that I've picked up my goodies, I wanted to share the love. I know how frustrating it can be to want to have that competitive look but just not have enough cash to cover it. Many very lovely gowns for under $500.00, and still...
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    USA Dance Suspended from NDCA

    Cavalier, I am so glad to see somebody speaking for the social ballroom dancers. They pay dues, too. It is not all about competition, the Olympics, whatever. It is my belief that USA Dance needs to pay more attention to the social dancers. In return, a strong social dance contingency could...
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    Dancing with the Stars Season 12

    The judges needed to give Mark and Chelsea's scores to Kirstie and Max, but they dished out the 9s to Kirstie, despite her amazing accomplishments in her freestyle and her superior samba. Kirstie has undergone an amazing transformation in her body and in her dancing, and she has been a very good...
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    Dancing with the Stars Season 12

    This season, I have been constantly annoyed with the sameness of the resident professional exhibitions. Random guest artist plays pop music while pros ignore the beat and use generic Latin dance movements to link flinging and spinning and throwing and lifting, ballroom shoes optional. Each and...
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    Dancing with the Stars Season 12

    Will somebody please take up a collection to buy Bruno a seat belt? We've endured this for twelve seasons now...
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    Sportmanship

    Oops. Forgot. :) This is what I was watching on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WixbZ0JFqYw
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    Sportmanship

    I just know that when I am upset and am with a large group of people and I feel an emotional reaction bubbling below the surface, I will leave. So, I can empathize with this couple leaving and not doing an honor dance or whatever other obligations they seem to be held to.
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    Sportmanship

    Okay... So refusing the hold the trophy is a serious faux pas? Not being deliberatly obtuse here. Just wondering what the deal is. I saw him put the stuff down but I thought it was to put his arm around her. Oh well.
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    Sportmanship

    Maybe this couple had something to genuinely be upset about, and they chose to remove themselves from the video cameras, the cell-phone cameras, and the eyes of the audience. Is that really so unsportsmanlike? What were they supposed to do? Force a painful smile for the cameras while tears...
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    Loud Music. I just want to know WHY

    Just wanted to add that I have not disappeared.... I'm just listening. :) I really appreciate everybody's contributions. Oh, and a DJ came here to weigh in. Props! Thank you so much. :cheers:
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    Loud Music. I just want to know WHY

    I appreciate everybody's replies so far. So one reason the DJs might be doing this is to try to make people get on the floor and dance? It's actually driving dancers away around here. I'd appreciate it if any DJs reading could weigh in on this. Anybody have thoughts on this idea that...
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    Loud Music. I just want to know WHY

    I accept that music in salsa clubs is too loud. I know to wear earplugs, or to just never go back. What I do not accept is whenever a new group decides to try to start a Latin dance in my area, the music is cranked up above safe decibel levels, without fail. When the DJs are asked to turn the...
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    Ballroom style

    Well, I will be the one here to come out and say that it is not any different than frame. I think most people who hear "frame" have this idea that it is rigid. That is it is ballroom only. That it is on a syllabus somewhere. They don't understand that this is just a word, of many others that...
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    Alberto Paz:Healing - Prayers

    UPDATE: They have made it back to the states, and at this moment, Alberto is undergoing a serious angioplasty procedure. Read more in Valorie's blog, here: http://visualvamp.blogspot.com/2010/11/easing-into-new-orleans.html
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    Alberto Paz:Healing - Prayers

    UPDATE: From Valorie's Facebook page: Valorie Hart Donate $50. or more to bring Alberto home to boutique@planet-tango.com and I will send you our book Gotta Tango. One week ago Alberto lay on the Calgary airport floor dying, and tonight he is resting well on the recovery ward. Thank you...